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Index of tables

  1. Commodities – Leading sets
  2. Commodities – Leading silks
  3. Commodities – 2016 silks
  4. Commodities – Leading juniors

Commodities – Leading silks

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Commodities – 2016 silks

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Commodities – Leading juniors

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As a set, 20 Essex Street has ‘more strength in depth than any other chambers in the commodities sector and always takes a commercial approach’. Members continue to feature in the landmark cases of each year. For example, Charles Kimmins QC represented Macquarie Bank in various claims under back-to-back contracts for the sale of high-sulphur fuel oil. Andrew Baker QC was appointed to the bench.

7 King’s Bench Walk is ‘a first-rate set and one of the strongest for commodities and shipping’. ‘It has huge strength in depth with excellent senior and junior barristers’, and a ‘collegiate atmosphere that is welcoming and supportive’. Robert Bright QC played a key role in the OW Bunkers litigation, which saw a landmark decision by the Supreme Court on the Sale of Goods Act.

Quadrant Chambers is ‘an excellent set with supportive clerks, who always deliver barristers of the right expertise and price to suit clients’ needs’. Simon Rainey QC represented Bunge in its landmark Supreme Court appeal against Nidera, while Simon Croall QC acted for Glencore in a $10m claim against Total Kenya concerning contract terms for oil shipments.

Clients of Essex Court Chambers are ‘impressed with the strength in depth of the set, which is able to draw on a wide selection of counsel across all commercial areas’. It is also ‘gaining prominence in Asia as the leading set internationally’. Nigel Eaton QC won a substantial settlement for the seller in Perenco v Vitol, which concerned the sale of oil from a South American refinery.

St Philips Stone handles both domestic and international commercial dispute resolution. Vasanti Selvaratnam QC and Ravi Aswani represented claimants in a case concerning GAFTA first instance and appeal board awards for sums in excess of $10m.

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